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Throat Clearing (Overview)

Throat clearing is related to coughing, and is forceful passing of air through the throat in order to cough phlegm or saliva from the throat into the mouth.


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Can enlarged thyroid cause throat clearing and excess sputum feeling?

Can enlarged thyroid cause throat clearing and excess sputum feeling?

Throat Clearing: Unless the thyroid is asymmetric or huge, would not cause throat clearing. Chronic fatigue and throat clearing, rule out: acid reflux with reduced sleep post nasal drip due to chronic sinusitis generalized aching: consider gum disease or sinus disease. Sinusitis: see www.Grossaninstitute.Com. ...Read more

Throat Clearing (Overview)

Throat clearing is related to coughing, and is forceful passing of air through the throat in order to cough phlegm or saliva from the throat into the mouth.


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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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What causes throat clearing by the trachea? Its driving me crazy! no pain, no sore throat just flem clearing any meds to take to get rid of this?

What causes throat clearing by the trachea? Its driving me crazy! no pain, no sore throat just flem clearing any meds to take to get rid of this?

Throat: There are several reasons form the throat clearing. The most common is allergic sinus drainage. Gastroesophageal reflux also gives a lot of people problems with the throat like soreness and even cough. You should consult with your doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How long is cometely safe to stay on pantoprazole 40... Doc gave to me for throat clearing problem but am scared this coukd cause other problems?

How long is cometely safe to stay on pantoprazole 40... Doc gave to me for throat clearing problem but am scared this coukd cause other problems?

Indefinitely: These meds are safe long term but dietary management for mild to moderate reflux symptoms equally effective. If this med necessary can prevent calcium absorption and promote osteoporosis so take calcium. See product information for greater detail. Diet changes-avoid alcohol, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods. Weight loss, smaller meals, no eat or drink 3-4 hrs before sleep ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a lot of throat clearing for almost a year and a half, should I be concerned its serious?

I have been experiencing a lot of throat clearing for almost a year and a half, should I be concerned its serious?

LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. You need to see ent. I doubt anything serious, but get checked. ...Read more

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Chronic throat clearing after a cold almost 4 years ago. Too scared to get scoped, did this do damage to my throat. What can I do to stop it!! ?

Chronic throat clearing after a cold almost 4 years ago. Too scared to get scoped, did this do damage to my throat. What can I do to stop it!!
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Throat clearing: This is a common behavioral problem. Drink water for any abnormal throat sensation. Do not clear your throat, cough or spit. Old habit dies hard, you need to work hard to get rid of this one! ...Read more

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What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more